Kate’s Corner: EduKids Gearing Up for Another Spectacular Year!
Posted September 11, 2009on:
We recently held our annual company-wide kickoff meeting at our Maryvale (Cheektowaga) Center. Administrators, center directors, support staff and lead teachers from all 11 locations attended for a full day of program development and networking, with a focus on creating the best possible year for the children in our care.
EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers‘ founder and president, Nancy Ware, began the day by welcoming all 81 attendees to the start of a new scholastic year, before they split up for various breakout sessions. Administrators presented on such topics as NAEYC Standards, Curriculum, Activities, Parent-Partnership Opportunities, and Health and Safety. Geared toward age-specific teams, the sessions also gave staff members from the various centers the chance to network and share ideas with their colleagues.
Following lunch, I introduced the rollout of EduKids‘ mentorship program, where EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers will be paired with specific guides on working together under NAEYC accreditation standards, processes and requirements. I also wrapped up the day’s work with a PowerPoint presentation titled, “EduKids: Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Childcare! Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We’re Going.”
The day’s focus was on professional development, but we also had a lot of fun! We enjoyed building friendships, sharing ideas, and feeling a mutual sense of pride in our program. We’re looking forward to another year of serving Western New York’s families!
Make Literacy Fun!
-Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director